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Melanotaeni atrifasciata rainbowfish goyder river   6
Aquatropic, July 29, 2016

The unique fish fauna of Australia is something we seldom see in the aquarium trade, and, of the roughly 300 species of freshwater fish native to this region, no more than a handful are available to aquarists with any regularity.

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Opthalmotilapia nasuta nasuta golden tip ndole bay cichlid  4 e
Aquatropic, July 29, 2016

The rift lakes of Africa are famed for the remarkable abundance of cichlids that have flourished in them. Lake Tanganyika, the oldest and deepest of these isolated bodies of water, is home to one of the most graceful and attractive members of this family—the Golden Tip Cichlid Ophthalmotilapia nasuta.

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Farlowella acus forlowella catfish
Aquatropic, July 29, 2016

For fans of cryptic, camouflaged fishes, there’s a lot to like about the Twig Catfishes of the genus Farlowella.

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Colisa lalia dwarf flame gourami
Aquatropic, July 29, 2016

It’s often said that marine fishes are more colorful than their freshwater counterparts, but clearly the Dwarf Gourami missed the memo on that.

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Myxocyprinus asiaticus chinese hifin banded shark
Aquatropic, July 27, 2016

The Chinese Hi-fin Banded Shark (Myxocyprinus asiaticus) exemplifies the importance of researching a fish thoroughly before making a purchase for a home aquarium.

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